Darryl Mills

Head of Research

Darryl Mills has been in the search and selection industry for over 20 years, both in the UK and Australia, specialising in Executive search research. Darryl is an experienced Research Director who has developed and led research teams to provide industry best practice solutions on challenging national and international assignments. Throughout her career Darryl has managed the research capability of several international firms on a project basis, to successfully deliver global research solutions on international projects.

Darryl’s experience has been both broad and deep encompassing a diverse range of industries and role functions. In particular she has developed in-depth knowledge and experience of the agribusiness, asset management, financial services, resources, energy, infrastructure, construction, engineering, professional services, higher education, industrials and technology sectors.

Darryl has played a leadership role in the search sector as a Member of the Association of Executive Search Consultant’s Asia-Pacific and Middle East Council and the Co-Founder of the Sydney Researchers and Associates Group where leading search firms meet to share ideas and experience on innovation and industry best practice.

Darryl completed a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) at Sheffield University and the Association of Executive Search Consultants’ Certified Researcher / Associate curriculum. She is also a Certified People Sourcing Professional.

The Hattonneale Team

Anne Hatton

Managing Director & Founder

Anne Hatton has over 20 years’ experience in Executive Search, Recruitment and the HR industry.

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Jane Neale

Managing Director & Founder

Jane Neale is a co-founder of Hattonneale and has over 10 years of experience as a Managing Director and trusted advisor for Chief Executive Officer, C-Suite and Board level appointments across ASX listed and private companies.

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Ian Smith

Senior Advisor

Ian has spent over 30 years in Senior Executive and Non-Executive roles across a variety of sectors and industries in Australia, Europe and the US.

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Rhian Richardson

Senior Associate

Rhian joined Hattonneale in 2020, after nearly 10 years working at the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD), the past seven years in Board Diversity.

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Darryl Mills

Head of Research

Darryl Mills has been in the search and selection industry for over 20 years, both in the UK and Australia, specialising in Executive search research.

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Elizabeth(Libby) Gilbert

Senior Associate

Libby joined Hattonneale in 2019 and for the last two years has specialised in Board Search.

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